Random music news for Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Did this kind of comet kill off the dinosaurs? And did you know that this is happening in music news for February 17?

  1. Liam Gallagher insists that an Oasis reunion is imminent. You don’t say…
  2. The director of a documentary on Tekaski 6ix9ine says that he’s a “horrible human being.” Again, you don’t say…
  3. Despite being nearly universally censured for a racist rant caught on video, country star Morgan Wallen has the number one album in the US for the fifth week in a row.
  4. Brandon Flowers of The Killers needs shoulder surgery because of a biking accident.
  5. How many “lost” pictures of the Beatles and Rolling Stones are out there? Plenty.
  6. Speaking of The Stones, the artist who created the famous lips-and-tongue logo has a new work called “Rock n Roll Last Supper.” It took three years to complete.
  7. Enya is back for a strange reason.
  8. The Weeknd spent US$7 million of his own money on his Super Bowl halftime show. That has translated to one million advance tickets sold for his next tour. A good ROI, no?
  9. These three trends will shape music for the rest of 2021.
  10. Cool: Radio commercials for a British record shop that were broadcast on pirate radio in the early 90s.
  11. A blood sacrifice? Okay… (Via Sean)
  12. Lockdown culture? Makes sense to me. (Sean again)
  13. Spanish police stormed a university to arrest a rapper who had been convicted in a free speech case (note that he was charged with glorifying terrorism). (Sean yet again)
  14. This audio engineer says that “Dolby ATMOS is going to supersede stereo.”
  15. The Ronnie James Dio autobiography has a release date.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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